Validating the physics behind the new MIT-designed fusion experiment

Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source. Chandler, David L. “Validating the Physics behind the New MIT-Designed Fusion Experiment.”…

Scientists present a comprehensive physics basis for a new fusion reactor design

“JPP is proud to host this set of important papers, which lay out how to use state-of-the-art plasma physics science to design and engineer a fusion reactor experiment. Plasma physicists are part of a vibrant scientific community that is driven by technological advances. We are excited to be the platform chosen by the SPARC team for this set of important scientific publications. This reinforces a standard for the way in which new experiments can be proposed: in an open-access, peer-reviewed format."” – William Dorland

The SPARC tokamak: A critical next step on the path to commercial fusion energy

The possibility of generating clean energy from fusion has been a significant motivation for the study of plasma physics. The journey from early plasma confinement experiments to a fusion power plant has been arduous and more difficult than initially thought.

Physics models predict ample margin to net fusion energy in the SPARC tokamak

Fusion has long been considered the Holy Grail for sustainable power generation, and has promised to deliver clean, limitless, safe energy to the world. However, until now no fusion device has yet operated in breakeven conditions.

Introducing QRB Discovery

On the 51st anniversary of Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics (QRB) and on my 4th year as Editor-in-Chief, it is with pleasure that I announce the new open access journal, QRB Discovery from Cambridge University Press that will provide an outlet for exciting new discoveries in the burgeoning field of biophysics.…

Why are we launching Higher Education from Cambridge University Press?

Higher Education from Cambridge University Press is our new online textbook website, launched in August 2020. In recent months Cambridge University Press has introduced a new set of strategies to support changing teaching and learning needs as higher education institutions prepare for a more digitally driven future in the wake of pandemic.…

Q&A with Prof. Stefano Camera, Physics and Astronomy Chief Editor for Experimental Results

What is your current job title both within Experimental Results and outside of the journal? Where are you based in the world?

On the Cover of HPL: High-energy hybrid femtosecond laser system demonstrating 2 × 10 PW capability

The pursue for high peak power is driven by the uncharted territory of knowledge that this may unlock, from basic science to applied one. The optical path towards these phenomenal powers may be one of the natural ones when we observe the critical role that the light is playing in the universe.

Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Life, and the Fifth Element

A new paper from MIT by Dr. Keith Johnson in the International Journal of Astrobiology (Cambridge University Press) connects dark matter, dark energy, life, and the Fifth Element.

On the Cover of HPL: Ultra-broadband near-infrared NOPAs based on the nonlinear crystals BiBO and YCOB

Ultrashort and broadband laser sources are formidable tools for a wide range of scientific areas. In the field of ultrafast science, laser pulses lasting only a few optical cycles are used to generate secondary sources employed in probing matter at atomic scales. Such sources are also widely adopted in applications in ultrafast spectroscopy, pump-probe in chemistry, and optical coherence tomography among many other fields.

On the Cover of HPL: Laser produced electromagnetic pulses: generation, detection and mitigation

Generation of electromagnetic waves was first demonstrated by Heinrich Hertz in 1887 and since then has become a leading subject of research, with an enormous range of applications covering radio communications, electronics, computing, radar technology and multi-wavelength astronomy.…

On the Cover of HPL: Laser-system model for enhanced operational performance and flexibility on OMEGA EP

The ability of high-energy laser systems to provide complex laser pulse shapes has growing importance in many research disciplines such as laser fusion, high-energy-density physics, laboratory astrophysics, and laser conditioning of optical materials.…